Who We Are

Sanctuary State is an all-volunteer group of civic activists and technologists who see the New York State Constitutional Convention as the catalyst for change, starting at the grassroots. 

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Art Chang. Art is a technologist and member of the NYSaysYes coalition. He is active in good government via the NYC Campaign Finance Board and public benefit orgs. Art has been a serial entrepreneur in NYC-based software startups that help transform work for frontline workers in both enterprise and government. Art lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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Kate Albright-Hanna. Kate is a media consultant and political strategist. She's also an Emmy-Award-winning documentary filmmaker who was Director of Video for the 2008 Obama campaign's digital team, and served as Communications Director for Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu's gubernatorial race in 2014. Facebook | tw | LinkedIn | more

Kate Albright-Hanna. Kate is a media consultant and political strategist. She's also an Emmy-Award-winning documentary filmmaker who was Director of Video for the 2008 Obama campaign's digital team, and served as Communications Director for Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu's gubernatorial race in 2014.

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Minista Jazz. Minista is a digital strategist for progressive political campaigns and non-profits. She is the Digital Director for the New York People's Convention. As Program Director for Global Kids and Positive Minds, she trains youth on social media story-telling techniques. Minista has created fantasy hair with Madonna or Miley Cyrus and won Season One of Hair Battle Spectacular, a reality show on the Oxygen network. Facebook | tw | LinkedIn

Minista Jazz. Minista is a digital strategist for progressive political campaigns and non-profits. She is the Digital Director for the New York People's Convention. As Program Director for Global Kids and Positive Minds, she trains youth on social media story-telling techniques. Minista has created fantasy hair with Madonna or Miley Cyrus and won Season One of Hair Battle Spectacular, a reality show on the Oxygen network.

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